The IndyCar Series has made a complete about-face, withdrawing the punishment handed out to Sébastien Bourdais following the previous round, the Firestone 600 at Texas.

The KV Racing driver was fined $10,000 and placed on probation for the rest of the season for triggering a collision with Justin Wilson. Officials ruled that Wilson was forced onto the circuit’s infield by Bourdais, triggering the race-ending contact between the pair.

Having taken well over a week to hand down its findings that Bourdais breached Rule 9.3.1 of the competition rules (‘Improper Track Conduct’), officials decided to conduct an internal review of the incident and subsequently chose to rescind the punishment, putting an end to a sorry saga that many feel shouldn’t have occurred in the first place.

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